IndexIQ Announces Zero Capital Gain Distributions Estimate For All ETFs For 2013

indexiqIndexIQ, a leading developer of liquid alternative investment solutions, announced an estimate of zero capital gains distributions for all of its Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) for 2013. In addition, both QAI and MCRO have had zero capital gain distributions for all five calendar years of their existence.

“One of the unique advantages of the ETF structure over a typical hedge fund is that it helps minimize the tax burden on investors through the ETF creation and redemption process”

IndexIQ ETFs include the following (all tickers NYSEArca):

Ticker Fund Name
QAI IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF
QMN IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF
MCRO IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF
CPI IQ Real Return ETF
GRES IQ Global Resources ETF
MNA IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF
CNDA IQ Canada Small Cap ETF
KROO IQ Australia Small Cap ETF
CROP IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF
IOIL IQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF
ROOF IQ U.S. Real Estate Small Cap ETF

IndexIQ believes that the tax advantages of ETFs are especially pronounced in its hedge fund replication products.

“One of the unique advantages of the ETF structure over a typical hedge fund is that it helps minimize the tax burden on investors through the ETF creation and redemption process,” said Adam Patti, chief executive officer of IndexIQ. “Hedge funds can be highly tax inefficient, and they often employ strategies that generate significant short-term capital gains. This tax burden can dramatically reduce real returns, something investors should keep in mind as they determine the most efficient way to build portfolios and allocate assets.”

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